Michael S. Rose
The world Ishiguro describes is not some far-flung future driven by fantastic technology still on the distant horizon; it is recognizable as our own.
Swift’s struldbrugs inspire consideration of the abiding human passion to prolong life indefinitely. But by losing our mortality, do we also lose our humanity?
SEARCHING FOR WARMTH IN A COLD, MECHANICAL WORLD
Christopher M. Reilly
Technology cannot erase our humanity. We will find a way to live and even flourish in a world saturated with technology.
Here we review Cyborg Mind: What Brain-Computer and Mind-Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics.
NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK
No temporal or civilizational events can override the sacramental necessity of the Catholic priesthood’s being reserved to men.
Jason M. Morgan
The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.
SALVATION IN SCIENCE? TRIUMPH IN TECHNOLOGY?
Man's passion to redress his felt grievances against nature becomes, as the Marquis de Sade showed us, a desire simply to outrage nature.
MECHANIZATION AS TOTALITARIANIZATION
Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Major decisions about the future of society are made by secular elites who speak and act as if God did not exist, but who usurp His divine power and wield it over the rest of us.
The Church stands as a bulwark against sexual madness, insisting that sexual identity is a permanent “biological reality informed by a rational soul in each person.”
GARRETT HARDIN & JAMES RACHELS
The influence of post-humanist academics reveals how completely the secular academic world has embraced the culture of death.
SCIENCE & CULTURE -- PART 2
Murray S. Daw
No longer capable of the clear perception of order, goodness, and intelligibility, our culture has reduced morality to relativism, a utilitarian calculus devoid of true reason.
In a future dominated by a technology that doesn’t make us any happier or less alienated, we fallen beings will have to make an effort to acquire virtue and the spiritual life.
The multi-billion dollar artificial-procreation industry is little more than the sick commodification of babies in a throw-away culture.
Coming soon to a theater near you: cyborgs. Not on the screen but sitting next to you in the audience.
Christians and pro-lifers need to wake up to the betrayal by politicians who advance immoral researchers' agendas in an incremental, yet deliberate fashion.
Guardini anticipates the appearance of biotechnology and predicts that the loss of reverence "toward the person qua person" will be the principal mark of the world to come.
- Karl Keating